Star Trek Into Darkness warps its way to Sky Movies this weekend. But JJ Abrams’ exuberant action-sci-fi is in fact the twelfth installment in a series to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilisations.
The franchise, which first appeared in Gene Roddenberry’s classic 1960s TV series, has had a rollercoaster life on the silver screen, and there is supposedly a golden rule among Trekkies that all odd-numbered Star Trek films aren’t quite up to scratch as their even-numbered cousins. Can this be correct? Set phasers to stun and follow our guide.